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 Post subject: Sandblasting?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:56 pm 
BoTY Winner
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I saw what it did to my aluminum Homegrown, kinda made me shudder. My question, will it tear up a steel frame the same way? Is it safe on steel? I just dont have another 6 hours to spend stripping a frame and fork.


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 Post subject: sandblasting
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:08 pm 
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It'll be fine on steel, just make sure they use a fine glass bead not a heavy/coarse sand.


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Thanks, I just learned this place did media blasting, so that'll be fine


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ameybrook wrote:
Thanks, I just learned this place did media blasting,


is that like listening to loud music 8)


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Yep, the music is so loud, it vibrates the paint right off the frame :D


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Mike,

One note to keep in mind...

Glass bead media will leave a residual behind on the frame and will need additional cleaning prior to paint.

Alum. oxide with a good air pressure blow is preferred.

cheers,

rody


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